JOANNA BARRKMAN from the CDU ART GALLERY discussing the new exhibition – Gurindji Freedom Banners with Matt . Check them out at our Casuarina Campus today.
The exhibition will be opened today by Gurindji/Malngin artist and cultural leader, Leah Leaman Namitja.
CDU Art Gallery is working in partnership with Karungkarni Art and Culture on the project.
The 10 iconic banners tell the Gurindji account of when Vincent Jurlama Lingiari AM went on strike with Gurindji, Ngarinyman, Mudburra, Bilinarra and Warlpiri workers from Wave Hill Station, located in the Victoria River District on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert.
“As Gurindji people we remain proud of our elders and their actions. We remember their actions and how they changed the history of race relations in Australia,” said Ms Namitja.